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St. Jude to provide latest medical technologies to India


April 19th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here."We will ... Read more...

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Laser technology treats man with enlarged prostate


June 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) In a life saving procedure using the latest laser technology, a team of doctors here treated a 75-year-old patient whose prostate gland had enlarged 23 ... Read more...

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Obama wants two-year extension for FBI chief


May 13th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asked the Congress to pass legislation that would extend the 10-year term of Robert S. Mueller III, the director ... Read more...

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Doctor couple brings cheer to Agra’s baldies


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 23 (IANS) On a crusade against baldness, a doctor couple here has set up Uttar Pradesh's first hair transplant unit using a new technique called Fue, developed in ... Read more...

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Woods says he can win Augusta, aiming for gold standard of Jack Nicklaus


April 6th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 6 (ANI): Former World number one golfer Tiger Woods insists he can be a Masters champion once more in 2011.Woods has dismissed Ian Poulter's jibes that he will struggle ... Read more...

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Nicotine raises blood sugar among diabetic smokers: Study


March 28th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels - and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications - in ... Read more...

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New finding to make morphine a safer, more effective drug


March 25th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Morphine could soon become a safer and more effective drug - thanks to a discovery by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.An orphan drug originally used ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new test for ‘pluripotent’ stem cells


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have developed a quality control diagnostic test that is likely to make it easier for scientists to determine whether their cell lines are normal ... Read more...

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Bone-creating protein may improve dental implant success, say scientists


March 5th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Georgia Health Sciences University researchers suggest that using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success.Dental implants, screws that anchor permanent prosthetic teeth, ... Read more...

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ADHD kids ‘2 to 3 times more prone to substance abuse problems’


February 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): According to a study by UCLA psychologists and colleagues at the University of South Carolina, children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two to three times more likely ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery offers amazing benefits to cancer patients: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Contrary to Isaac Asimov and other 20th century science fiction writers, who predicted that people would react to robots with fear and loathing, it seems patients today are ... Read more...

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How melanoma tumours evade drug treatment


November 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research has discovered how some melanoma tumours evade drug treatment.The findings by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT pinpoint ... Read more...

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New breakthrough may lead to low-cost, disposable e-readers


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): University of Cincinnati researchers may soon come up with low-cost, even disposable, e-readers.The research by Andrew Steckl of UC involves advances in display technology that achieves electrowetting on ... Read more...

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Screening test for depression in adolescents gets green signal


November 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Screening depression in adolescents would now get easier-thanks to a new test that has been approved by researchers.University of Washington researchers, Seattle Children's, and Group Health Health report ... Read more...

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Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours


October 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours.The new method does not mask odours like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them ... Read more...

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Now, a mathematical formula to help marathoners sprint to a strong finish


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A marathoner from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology has designed a mathematical model to calculate just how much carbohydrate a runner needs to fuel him ... Read more...

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Sheryl Crow opens breast cancer centre in LA


August 25th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor, has opened a state-of-the art centre in Los Angeles to aid early detection of the deadly disease.The Sheryl ... Read more...

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BlackBerry Torch smartphone to take on Apple’s iPhone


August 4th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The makers of BlackBerry have unveiled a new smartphone with a touchscreen and slideout keyboard that it hopes will fend off competition from Apple's iPhone. The BlackBerry Torch ... Read more...

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Relief from operation for some Aortic injuries patients


June 14th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): Getting operated is a thing of the past for some patients of blunt aortic injury (BAI)-a new study shows that BIA can be safely managed non-operatively with beta-blockade to ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can increase diabetes risk


June 14th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, June 14 (DPA) Results of a new German study indicate that passive smoking can increase the risk of contracting type 2 diabetes. The survey was carried out by the German Diabetes ... Read more...

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America endangered by the menace of homegrown terrorism


May 10th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Authorities in the United States are no longer dismissing the possibility of indigenous US terrorists as 'hypothetical'.The discovery of the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen ... Read more...

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“60 Minutes” Goes To Uncover The Roots Of Home-grown Terrorism


May 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Journalist Steve Kroft in the recent episode of the CBS' "60 minutes" tried to uncover the mystery behind the involvement of the increasing number of Muslim ... Read more...

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13 political leaders seek all-party meet on EVMs


May 5th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Thirteen leaders of various political parties have approached the Election Commission, seeking an all-party meet to discuss whether electronic voting machines (EVMs) are liable to be manipulated ... Read more...

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Home test for sperm count raises ethical concerns


February 9th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A new lab-on-the-chip technique, which could determine male fertility in few seconds, has raised ethical issues as researchers feel that diagnosis without professional advice could do more harm ... Read more...

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London’s young residents to get identity cards


January 25th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 25 (IANS) Young residents of London are being offered identity cards aimed at easing travel across Europe and purchase of age-restricted goods such as alcohol, the British ... Read more...

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Robert De Niro Honored By The Kennedy Center


December 30th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Veteran actor Robert De Niro was recently honored by the Kennedy Center. The stalwart actor who has wooed the critics and viewers alike in his illustrious career ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘golden ear’ mouse with great hearing as it ages


November 10th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): By crossing a mouse with poor hearing and a mouse with even worse hearing, scientists have successfully created a 'golden ear' mouse with great hearing as it ages.University ... Read more...

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First impressions really do count when it comes to making personality judgments


November 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): First impression certainly matters, especially when it comes to making personality judgments, says a new study.Psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The ... Read more...

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Novel minimally invasive technique to treat snoring


October 5th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a novel, minimally invasive procedure that may help treat patients who snore.They said that radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that uses heat to shrink the tissue ... Read more...

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Novel method to quickly detect active TB in smear-negative patients


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new method developed by European researchers can now quickly detect active tuberculosis (TB) in patients with negative sputum tests.TB is the seventh-leading cause of death worldwide, and ... Read more...

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Bedside eye examination can warn of stroke


September 19th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) A simple, one-minute eye movement examination by the bedside by doctors works better than MRI to identify impending stroke in patients complaining of dizziness and nausea. These findings are ... Read more...

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Scientists zap tumours with laser


August 5th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) By injecting nanotubes into tumours and zapping them with a quick, 30-second laser burst, scientists have killed kidney tumours in nearly 80 percent of mice. Their success suggests ... Read more...

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Nanotubes effectively treat tumours in mice


August 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): In a study on mice, scientists have discovered a way to effectively kill kidney tumours by injecting man-made, microscopic tubes into tumours and heating them with a quick, ... Read more...

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Dizzy Feet Foundation: A New Chance For Dancers


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by GD
These days the Small screen is full of reality shows and the latest show that is creating quite a ripple among dance enthusiasts is "So You Think You Can Dance". The ... Read more...

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